Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

I felt compelled to change the usual blog schedule a bit, so as to post on Christmas Day.  As everyone knows, this is the Christian celebration of the most important birth in mankind's history.

As many have said before, the significance of the birth of The Christ often gets lost in the commercial and cultural distractions of the season.  "Merry Christmas" has been replaced with "Happy Holidays", and many other changes distract us.

Enough said. If you have lived very long, you have seen and experienced the de-spiritualization of a KEY spiritual event.

But, whereas we may have minimal impact on the larger culture, we can influence our own families and customs.  My suggestions:

  1. Stop right now and pray.  Thank G^d for intervening on our behalf, on my behalf!
  2. Remind those around you of the Birth, life, Death, Resurrection of Jesus the Christ, and what that means for us.
  3. Take a few minutes, either with others or alone, to savor the signficance of G^d become man and living among us, and saving us from our sins.
  4. Smile and forget the commercial, enjoy the event.  remember we will be rejoicing in it for ALL of eternity!

Merry Christmas!

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